This course is designed to coach a research team, consisting of an early- to mid-career investigator/trainee and their chosen mentor(s), through the process of drafting and organizing an NIH-style grant application.
Via distant learning modality, the course coordinator will systematically guide the team through the fundamental parts of a grant application, establish a timeline to complete all the necessary documents, and review and edit the proposal as necessary, prior to submitting the application for funding within two to six months after the Bootcamp is completed.
- Be an early (within 10 years of receiving the graduate degree) to mid-career (within ten years of receiving their first R-type grant) investigator with a doctoral degree in basic sciences or health-related field with a faculty appointment who has received limited extramural funding for research within the previous ten years of their career
- Have committed to the time/effort necessary to meet writing milestones and deadlines to complete the proposal by the end of the course
- Have submitted a proposal to ALLIANCE’s Pilot Project Program or any other intramural/extramural funding opportunity and was not awarded.
- Have a mentor that is committed to participate in the Bootcamp, adhere to deadlines, and participate in the overall review of the proposal; Letter(s) of recommendation and commitment from the chosen mentor(s) is required prior to beginning the course
- Have selected an appropriate funding opportunity, institute, program, or grant mechanism to focus all grant writing efforts. It is required that this FOA be submitted at the beginning of the course.
- Have at least 6 hours a week to work on the proposal.
Submission due date: February 15, 2022
Course Schedule: March-May 2022